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Restore and export Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams backups in Cloud Application Backup

To restore or export data backed up from Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams within Infrascale Cloud Application Backup (CAB), follow these steps:

  1. In the CAB Management Portal, click Recovery in the sidebar menu, and then click the Microsoft Groups and Teams backup task.

    Select restore

  2. Find a group or a team to restore or export data for, and then click Next (Next icon) in the Action column.

    You can search for groups and teams, or filter them by backup status.

    Filter groups and teams

  3. Select the preferred choice for restore:

    • Via Snapshot

      1. Set the date range to show all snapshots within this range, and then click Continue.

        Snapshot restore

      2. In the list of snapshots, select a snapshot to restore or export data from.

        You can also restore or export specific items from snapshots. To browse a snapshot, click Explore (Explore icon) in the Action column, select one or more items, and then click Restore or Download.

    • Via Item Search

      1. Select one of the available categories (Conversation, Site, or Calendars) to search in.

        Item restore

      2. In the Search for box, enter the search query, and then click Continue.

        For Site and Calendars, click More (More icon) to show the advanced search options.

      3. In the search results, select items to restore or export.

  4. Click Restore to recover the selected items, or click Download and specify the desired options to export the selected items.

    • When restoring, you can choose to restore data to a different group or team.

      For sites, you can select a method to handle the restore against the existing data: non-desctructive (restore to a sub-site), overwrite, ignore, or duplicate.

    • When exporting, data is archived in a ZIP file, which can be downloaded locally or exported to Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud Platform, Box, or Dropbox.

      You can choose the export format for the archived items, that is Standard (conversations as .eml, calendars as .ical) or Outlook compatible .PST.

      For conversations and sites, you have the option to include all deleted items in the restore archive.

After you initiate the restore or the download process, you can view its current status in the Restore & download status section.

Restore progress

You can manage the process using the following special actions in the Action column:

Action Icon Description
Download Download icon Download exported data
Info Info icon View process details
Cancel Cancel icon Stop process